Our Team

OnSwitch was formed by a leadership team who worked side by side over the past 17 years at commercial solar energy pioneer PowerLight Inc., global leader SunPower Corporation, and one of the largest solar panel suppliers in the world Hanwha Q Cells. They developed and built well over $1 Billion of rooftop, ground-mount, and carport commercial solar systems for hundreds of businesses, public agencies and non-profits across the U.S., including the likes of Walmart, Target, Lowes, Hewlett-Packard, Whole Foods, Toyota, PR Farms, U.S. Navy, Los Angeles Unified School District, and many more.  OnSwitch customers can take comfort in the fact that in the DNA of OnSwitch is the development, installation, and operation of more commercial solar systems than anyone in the world.

Mark Bronez

Mark Bronez

CEO/Board Member

During his 15 years in executive positions at solar electricity leaders PowerLight, SunPower, and Hanwha Q Cells, Mark led the teams that brought solar electricity to over 250 businesses and public agencies. A world record. Mark’s vision is solar panels on every open rooftop.

Vijay Ananthakrishnan

Vijay Ananthakrishnan

COO/Board Member

Vijay’s 12 years with Mark at the PowerLight, SunPower, and Hanwha Q Cells included leading 300 employees and responsibility for solar project installation run rate of $1.5 billion annually. Vijay is passionate about infusing commercial solar with production line scalability.

Rick Whisman

Rick Whisman

VP Energy Solutions

Rick is a 16-year commercial energy solution veteran, including 12 years at global solar leader SunPower and a recent two years at EnSync, a pioneer in energy storage solutions.  Rick’s deep experience in both solar and energy storage makes him a uniquely valuable resource to OnSwitch customers.

Daniel Shugar

Daniel Shugar

Advisor

Dan has spent 27 years advancing the renewable energy sector. He is currently CEO of NEXTracker, which he has taken to #1 global market share and acquisition by Flex company in 2015 for $330M. Previously Dan was CEO of Solaria and President of SunPower/PowerLight.

Jonathan Botkin

Jonathan Botkin

VP, Engineering

One of the most experienced solar design engineers in the world and named in 15 patents, Jonathan began his renewable energy career in 1990 at Kennetech Windpower.  In 1999, he switched to solar and never looked back as a top solar and energy storage engineer at commercial solar pioneer PowerLight, then global leaders SunPower Corp and E.ON.

Stacia Okura

Stacia Okura

VP Energy Analytics

At SunPower, Stacia led analysis of customer electricity prediction and launch of the first solar leasing program for the new home market. Before drinking the solar Kool-Aid, Stacia was responsible for advanced statistics and big data analyses on public energy projects.

John Malanga

John Malanga

Director, Customer Solutions

John is a master of customer energy financials at OnSwitch, and a LEED Accredited Professional.  Prior to joining OnSwitch, John led solar and energy storage integration optimization at EnSync Energy Systems, engineered solar floating systems at Ciel et Terre and led energy engineering at TRC Energy Services.

Abid Saifee

Abid Saifee

VP, Strategic Marketing

Before OnSwitch, Abid led customer experience and product teams for top-tier technology companies including Microsoft, Amazon and Zillow.  At OnSwitch, Abid is charged with building the OnSwitch brand, attracting new customers, and building world-class customer experiences.